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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?


Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage


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With low vocalizations and large fur-covered paws, along with their camouflage colouring, these quiet cats can easily get close to their prey without being detected.

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General Admission


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


Parking $8

Event Parking: $5

Our North parking lots are open 365 days a year; the West parking lot will reopen on April 1, 2015.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


Gates & Services

Winter Hours
(October 14, 2014 - March 20, 2015)

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(The West gate will reopen on April 1, 2015.)


Please note that Prehistoric Park is closed to prepare for the arrival of the animatronic dinosaurs in 2015. The exhibit will reopen to the public on March 19, 2015.

Concessions and Retail open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily*

Buildings: Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest and Eurasian Gateway open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Penguin Plunge open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last guests in at 4:15 p.m.)
Zoo closes at 6 p.m.

* Concession and retail locations vary during the winter period.

NOTE: During the winter season, due to shorter daylight hours, some animals are “put to bed” before the darkness settles in, beginning as early as 3:30 p.m., both for their safety and the safety of our staff. Penguin Plunge closes at 4:30 p.m. as the light cycle in the building mimics our daylight hours. Also, as TransAlta Rainforest uses only natural light, it may close earlier in some periods.



Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Creature Feature

Meet your favourite animals up close and personal at the Calgary Zoo’s Creature Features. 

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